Human Services at a Watershed

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This presentation is based on a review of the Australian University Sector, with a particular focus on Social Work and Human Services degrees. It has included a canvassing of Government reports published in Australia and overseas, as well as peer reviewed journal articles.
Results indicate that there is little indication in the university scan that social work and human services are focusing on climate change and its implication for humanity. Evidence of the critical importance for the inclusion of this into our curriculums have been sought in documentation from various government agencies, including Department of Health and Ageing, Emergency Services and Department of Defence. Reviewing the peer reviewed journal articles on this topic has increased over the past 10 years and it is now safe to say that there is indisputable evidence that climate change will impact humanity in a range of ways and particularly those most vulnerable in society.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventANZSWWER Symposium 2017 - University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 07 Sept 201708 Sept 2017 (conference website) (conference program) (Conference abstracts)


ConferenceANZSWWER Symposium 2017
Abbreviated titleChallenging Dominant Discourses
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherANZSWWER was previously known as the Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare Education (AASWWE).

ANZSWWER, an independent commentator on social work and welfare education, encourages membership from social work and welfare educators, field supervisors, practitioners and students in Australia and New Zealand. Together we work towards sustainable, quality and world class social work and welfare education through networking, national and international relationships, our journal, annual symposium and the recognition of achievements in the field.
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